[time-nuts] PBS, Tue evening, The Secret of Tuxedo Park

David G. McGaw david.g.mcgaw at dartmouth.edu
Wed Jan 17 11:45:06 EST 2018


Here is the PBS website which includes the full video: 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/secret-tuxedo-park/#part01

David N1HAC


On 1/16/18 1:14 PM, paul swed wrote:
> Hello to the group.
> I did read the book several years ago. Its quite good and I had no idea
> about any of this.
> Sort of amazing.
> So the fact that PBS is doing a show on this is going to be good to watch
> tonight.
> Thank you for sharing.
> Regards
> Paul
> WB8TSL
>
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:08 PM, Azelio Boriani <azelio.boriani at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>>> ...he would wear it on the outside of his wrist instead of the inside,
>> so that gravity changed the rate of the tuning fork...
>> Sort of manual turbillon...
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 4:04 PM, Tom Van Baak <tvb at leapsecond.com> wrote:
>>> I can't stress enough how important Loomis was to the history of precise
>> timekeeping in early radio, telephone, pendulum clock, quartz oscillator
>> era. And for those of us who still have Loran-C receivers can thank him
>> (Loomis Radio Navigation -> LRN -> Loran).
>>> So I highly recommend the 2003 book "Tuxedo Park" by Jennet Conant:
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.simonandschuster.com%2Fbooks%2FTuxedo-Park%2FJennet-&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=qFPSaqAEbfKwjfSO9D76XsqMfIm91Kw6eZuKLsmTvqo%3D&reserved=0
>> Conant/9780684872889
>>> Our kind of guy. In the "Palace of Science" chapter she writes: Loomis
>> would remain a "time nut" for the rest of his life, according to Luis
>> Alvarez, who recalled that Loomis always wore "two Accutrons--one on his
>> right wrist and one on his left wrist." He would check them every day
>> against WWV (the standard frequency broadcasting station of the National
>> Bureau of Standards), and if one was gaining a half second on the other, he
>> would wear it on the outside of his wrist instead of the inside, so that
>> gravity changed the rate of the tuning fork and the two watches tracked
>> each other, and WWV, "to within less than a second a day."
>>>
>>>
>>> Some other Loomis links of interest:
>>>
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FAlfred_Lee_Loomis&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=%2FkxpYWQyHhOGfAPH6N6enMskObQhtRzC8oK5j0sZLFk%3D&reserved=0
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLORAN&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=ijMVI04uZM0eTrbLuv4mUY%2B083xMfjWbNpZ3MTc7t9c%3D&reserved=0
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimeandnavigation.si.edu%2Fnavigating-air%2Fnavigation-&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=jYgt%2FrAP8cQKLvF9R4nVZG3k6nKUJzbJnJTzOcM5UAM%3D&reserved=0
>> at-war/new-era-in-time-and-navigation/alfred-loomis
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ob-ultrasound.net%2Floomis.html&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=GWqcRU3I3aUBiLOIE5Mw3Ei0YcSjgWIkZbUYIzlR%2FFw%3D&reserved=0
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fleapsecond.com%2Fpages%2Floomis%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=ClO8gkx05Vq6qhDr5hkYYiwUO8na8HA1%2FYjNAGWuNZk%3D&reserved=0
>>>
>>>
>>> And the clever way to do time transfer and compare precision clocks to 1
>> ms in the 1930's...
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fleapsecond.com%2Fpend%2Fshortt%2F1931-RAS-Precise-&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=q9iz56t67V0%2BwCYEVnkAtHxpVPLT3WeJo9Q%2FECXznzU%3D&reserved=0
>> Measurement-Time-Loomis.pdf
>>>
>>> Also the classic "The Evolution of the Quartz Crystal Clock" by Warren
>> A. Marrison:
>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fieee-uffc.org%2Fabout-us%2Fhistory%2Fuffc-s-history%2Fthe-&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=%2Fhbhe1nN0EpFHrUC9lbFRX8vdOzsqVFh7K6pkUncVQ0%3D&reserved=0
>> evolution-of-the-quartz-crystal-clock/
>>> via https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fieee-uffc.org%2Fabout-us%2Fhistory%2Fuffc-s-history%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=gkQ3dzxJODXSS2QoxyZ9pCDH%2FvMNByXOxXDkbWelwDE%3D&reserved=0
>>> and original at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Farchive.org%2Fdetails%2Fbstj27-3-510&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=z74H2E33KXInYSJOPdK9YFchrDmzN4AzUBhWwGutgUs%3D&reserved=0
>>>
>>>
>>> If someone knows how to record any time/clock/navigation parts of PBS
>> show for non-US viewers let me know, off-list.
>>> /tvb
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
>>> To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
>>> Cc: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:42 AM
>>> Subject: [time-nuts] PBS, Tue evening, The Secret of Tuxedo Park
>>>
>>>
>>>> (Sorry for the clutter to those of you outside the US.)
>>>>
>>>> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbs.org%2Fwgbh%2Famericanexperience%2Ffilms%2Fsecret-tuxedo-park%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdavid.g.mcgaw%40dartmouth.edu%7C2baf103d9c32419fccc108d55d0d047f%7C995b093648d640e5a31ebf689ec9446f%7C0%7C0%7C636517232850475383&sdata=aUWBUJU2BmB46OmWfj5JShfUyypuRelczNpqqwOA78k%3D&reserved=0
>>>> Two of the shorts mentions time.
>>>>
>>>> Many thanks for the Tuxedo Park book suggestion many years ago.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> These are my opinions.  I hate spam.
>>>>
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